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of this and there was, it's fascinating and fbi agent named james brosnahan who i spoke to for this book. i called him up. he was a great witness for the opposition because he gets to the fbi agent that have been called to the scene in phoenix in 1960's during the election when william rehnquist was interviewing with voters and brosnahan said look -- he was a very well-known and respected lawyer by thin in san francisco and brosnahan said i was there and i was the fbi agent on the scene. i positively identify him as the man. discouraging black voters. rehnquist was giving them a literacy test and which was not illegal but it was, but he was really pushing the line to the point where the police and the fbi had to be called to restore order. and rehnquist simply said, that was not made. >> host: kind of a case of mistaken identity so james brosnahan comes to washington and puts a lot on the line. >> guest: puts a lot on the line and really just kind it gets hammered because in the end he is not left with anything that really he can grab onto to come back at rehnquist. rehnquist simply says i just can't
, other little bodies of papers, the fbi file on warren which is some 2600 payments, i -- pages, i think, took a long time to get, and ask i'm lucky that my wife happens to be a first amendment lawyer and helped that along considerably. i did not feel at the end of this that there was anything that i couldn't get that i needed. but some of that court material is sort of at, a bit hard to get to. and my own view is that the ease ye -- easier it is to get to, the better off we are. and if that means there are some confidences that are revealed, you know, after the fact, well, i think on balance it seems to me that the country benefits by weighing in on behalf of disclosure. anyone else? finish one more? no. well, i thank you all very much. [applause] >> every sunday at 6 p.m. eastern booktv airs a program from our archives that coincides with a significant occasion that happened that week in history. for more history programming, check out american history television. ah tv features 48 hours of people and events that help document the american story. watch american history tv on c-span3 or
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